Tuesday, June 07, 2011


llymlrs is two!



So my blog has reached the grand old age of two! Even though I did end up going on about how happy I was about my blog in the end I just wanted to share my "Blog Story". Its not so in depth because its so hard to think about things when your talking! I didn't plan and just ended up talking!

I think I'm a victim of being in the right place at the right time when it came to how my blog really got to where it is today. Obviously the initial Lookbook stuff was the starting point, but then the people who were there along for the ride with me, the ones who spread the word, follow and talk about me on their blogs. It just went from strength to strength and its now its beyond my wildest dreams. Im so proud and fortunate to have the things that have happened to me over the past few years. Like I said, honestly if I didn't have you I wouldn't have had half the opportunities I have had. I am so grateful (like i said a billion times!) that you have helped me achieve these things.

I do genuinely read all the comments I get, I also read every email and tweet. I click all the links I'm sent. I think people forget that I am a reader, not just a blogger! Just because I may not comment or openly follow your blog (i mainly follow using google reader or bloglovin nowadays!) doesn't mean Im not there lurking!

So anyway, heres to two years of LLYMLRS!
 

132 comments:

  1. Really love you and your blog, you're so natural and honest, and I love how your blog has developed! :) xoxo

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  2. Happy blog birthday!
    I feel really happy that you got so far!
    Teenage Daydreams

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  3. happy birthday to your baby blog! my baba has only been going for 6 months and it was lovely to hear how yours progressed. you are very fortunate with everything that has come with it. well done!

    k x

    http://the-q-project.blogspot.com/

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  4. I really love it when bloggers make videos, it suddenly makes you appear ten times more "real" and relatable.
    You're super cute missy, keep up the good work :)

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  5. hey lily! that was such an awesome video:) soo you. I like that. onn to many more years to come! strange how things changes so quickly through Internet and stuff.. makes the world feel a little bit closer to the each other.. so funny how things work. Where you used to send your CV through the mail and now you just pop in an email. So much easier, though so much scarier at the same time! dontcha think? have a great weeek and stay yourself;)

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  6. Agh I really love how your blog has developed! You said you were looking for some new ideas for your blog so maybe you could post some of your arty stuff up like you did ages ago when you first started blogging? I really loved that!:Dxx

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  7. Happy Blog Birthday :-) :-)

    Congratulations on 2 years

    xxxxx Claire <3

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  8. You are so cute! Honestly, you seem like such a nice person! Not that I couldn't tell by your blog already. But you are so genuine and natural. And I love how you really don't know what you're saying but still make a video that's more than 10 minutes long! Hilarious! I love your blog and your style, and it was really cool seeing you in a video. Oh btw I also study Graphic Design, love it! :)

    All the best, and happy birthday to the blog!

    Your friend from Denmark :)
    /anne

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  9. This is the cutest thing ever! You deserve everything you've achieved and congrats xx

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  10. Awh happy birthday LLYMLRS i'm so glad I found this blog. It's now literally the first one I look at everyday in anticipation of the new posts!

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  11. your voice is so not what i expected!

    Happy blog-birthday!
    and congrats on all your success!
    x

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LLYMLRS!!! hehe! :)
    I really loved watching your video because I'm just starting out in the "blogging world" and it was really nice to hear how a blog can progress and how yours has, you and your blog deserve so much credit because it is amazing.
    Your video was so cute and honest, it made me smile. Loves. xx

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  13. Happy Blog Birthday!
    I have always loved your blog and your style :)
    xxx

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  14. Congrats! Your blog has inspired me to start blogging many a time and i have finally done it, so thanks! x

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  15. Happy 2 Years!! I'm so happy for you and how popular your blog is... a true inspiration! I was reading your fab blog so long before finally deciding to start my own :)

    www.charlottescollection.co.uk

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  16. happy birthday llymlrs :) !
    xxxxxxx

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  17. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Great to hear the story of how your blog came to be what it is today. x

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  18. Aw you are so sweet. Happy blog Birthday. You have done so well you should be very proud of yourself. :-) xx

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  19. i only found your blog like a month ago but it is honestly one of my favorites to read! i love your outfits, you give me great ideas and style inspiration. i was looking back at older posts and was sad it wouldn't let me watch the videos, especially your makeup tutorial-ish one. happy two years LLYMLRS!

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  20. Wow, two years! Well done, you've got really far :) xxxxxx

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  21. lily, your blog is awesome, happy birthday ;)
    your lokk is so cute and i love your style. you inspires me soo much!

    xoxo lary

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  22. Awww, congrats, Lily! You are too sweet! Here's to many more years of fabulous you!

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  23. Haha, that was one hell of a ramble but evenso it was wonderful to watch! Congrats on your blogiversary (that sounds awful!) and let's hope many more to come ;)
    Love, Benthe

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  24. good for you-- you are absolutely adorable, love love love your blog!

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  25. Happy Birthday Blog!

    I love it when you do videos! You are so natural at it, i could listen to you all day! (Not in a stalker way!)
    Sometimes i wish we could all meet up, the whole blogging community, that would just be such an amazing time!

    Keep doing what you are doing because we all love it!

    xxx
    Jess

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  26. That video was so sweet, I low your accent and am addicted to sims3 myself at the moment! I see what you mean about he comments:followers ratio, I admit to lurking on here myself although I do read every post. You seem so lovely though, I'd love a post of your blog recommendations cause I love finding new blogs! :) amy,xxx

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  27. I have so much admiration for people who can keep blogging for so long, my blog is about 3 years old now but i just struggle to stick with it! Well done and HAPPY... BLOGDAY?

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  28. what a nice post :)
    Love your blog

    http://beaufashionxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  29. Lovely video
    Happy Blog birthday xx

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  30. happy blog-birthday! :)
    you seem like such a nice person & i wish i had your accent. :D

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  31. Congrats :) You come across so sweet in your video!

    Stacey xx

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  32. i like it that youre so 'normal' haha! like, playing the sims 3 and the saying you just post your outfit and it was on the right place right time etc.

    you are so nice :) x

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  33. Bless you Lily!! You've come so far. Great idea to do a video. Very interesting =D! It's nice to see someone so sincere, the blog world is being taken over by people just trying to be an internet start it seems at the moment, bad times!!

    Love J.

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  34. Bless you, you're so lovely! Happy blog birthday, hope there's many more! x

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  35. Congratulations for these two years of blogging and Happy Birthday to your cute blog! I loved the video.

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  36. happy bloggy birthday! really interesting video! x
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

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  37. Happy blog birthday! I really enjoyed your video - it was lovely hearing you speak and seeing a different side to you :) Before, I always thought that if I saw you in the street I'd be too scared / nervous to talk to you. But you come across so well in your video - you're so honest and friendly and approachable x x

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  38. Ahh, I'm not a commenter either, but your video was so lovely - though i had to
    Well done hun x

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  39. OI BABES. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! U SHULD BLOG BOUT MENS FASHION STUFF N ALL, OTHERWISE ILL STILL WEAR MY BASTARD TRACKIES YA TART!
    C YA SOON XXXXXX GARUFF LOLLOLOLOLOLOLOL 2K11 N BEYONDDDDDD!!!!

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  40. i am proud to be a follower lily! <3

    Kxo
    legs11eleven.blogspot.com

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  41. You're a doll!Such a lovely little video :) x

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  42. Such a lovely personal video! I love your blog but I'll admit it's because I love your style - I didn't realise you were so nice too :D
    Well done on addressing the weight issue so sensatively. I'm 5"5 too and I'm definitely too heavy for my height but weight is so subjective and I think we should just do whatever makes us feel most confident! xx

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  43. I don't really ever comment on blog posts either, but today I will make an exception. The video is really cute. You made me smile. You seem much nicer than I thought you were :)

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  44. awwww congrats!!! ive been considering starting a blog for aaages! and after watching your video ive been inspired to post it up! love your blog!

    http://jessmcgovern.blogspot.com/

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  45. Aw bless Lily, that video is just so nice. Happy bloggy birthday! x

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  46. Ace video, your hair's not ombre anymore right? Also, surprised your "5.5" i thought you'd be tiny tiny for some reason :) Love your blog, and congratulations!! x x

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  47. Happy 2nd birthday! I was so excited when I saw you had a video up, I know you said you weren't planning on doing more, but it'd be amazing if you did. Uploading through vimeo is a great idea cause you won't get the silly yt commenters and only blog readers would see it really. Please consider it, I know I'm not the only one who loved your videos!

    Niamh x

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  48. Happy Blog Birthday x New to the blogging world but I'm loving LLYMLRS. X

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  49. You are sooo amazing and hope you have all the more success with your blog!

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  50. Congrats!! I just started my blog yesterday and I hope that you can follow!

    outskirtsofthecity.blogspot.com

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  51. I love how heartfelt and honest this is! Congratulations, you've achieved so much and without sounding soppy it's a nice inspiration for those of us who are new!

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  52. happy blog-bday!!! keep it up, your blog's great!

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  53. congrats! I've actually just started my blog a few weeks ago. I'm enjoying it so far. Heres to many more years of happy blogging!

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  54. Congrats ;D



    STREET LIFE: New CHANEL BOOTS AW 11-12
    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  55. Happy blogiversarry! This video is so lovely + you seem so likeable + down to earth its brilliant. Its good to see how much you appreciate your blogging 'fame'[;)] + you deserve it-you obviously are really dedicated to your blog + thats why people love it so much! Xxx

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  56. Congrats, sweetie! Here's to many more years of beautiful posts :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  57. Congrats on reaching 2 years of blogging. I absolutely love your blog Lily, I originally found you through googling ombre hair!!(i'm glad I did that) It always cheers me up when I see a new post from you on my dashboard. You deserve all the recognition, its nice to see a blogger keeping it real x

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  58. Congrats Lily! It's amazing how well your blog has done, I think it's def down to your originality and unique outfits. I always think you seem really confident and happy in your own skin which is really inspiring. Your video was great too :) congrats again xx

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  59. Literally you inspired me to start blogging! Your blog is one of my go to blogs! :-) xxx

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  60. Congrats on two years and also your success with blogging :) You tell it like it is, youre so confident + down to earth. Its great to see.

    xx



    http://www.teacupgrunge.blogspot.com/

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  61. yay! Happy to year blogger Birthday.
    Your blog is truely amazing, one of my favs- you're just some one I like to read about, like to look at your outfits.
    You deserve all the followers, keep doing what you're doing, aslong as you enjoy it- I'm sure we will too x

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  62. happy two year birthday :o)
    Awesome video!

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  63. Happy blog birthday :D
    I loved your video, you sound so heartfelt! You don't sound bigheaded saying you post stuff you yourself would like to read - if you posted stuff you wouldn't read, you wouldn't enjoy it so much :)
    Sirens and Bells xx

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  64. Happy Blog Birthday!
    2 years is aaaages!
    You deserve everything you get :) x

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  65. Happy Blog BDay! So cool to see what you've achieved in those 2 years!

    Hahah, funny to hear that you play Sims 3! I was a major addict to Sims 2 5 years ago... Maybe I should try it again? Have fun playing it!

    Love,
    Emily


    http://www.thestyleexplorer.blogspot.com/

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  66. congratulations!
    you really deserve all the success you get :)

    p.s. i emailed you about your uni etc.. thanks for the advice! xxx

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  67. Love your accent and you are cute!!! :)
    xoxo
    Em

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  68. Congratulations lovely girl. You so deserve all your success. Happy 2nd birthday, to your blog that is! hehe.

    xoxo

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  69. Happy blog birthday Lily!
    Looking forward to many more posts :) xx

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  70. HAPPY BIRTHDAY
    go party with some cake!! :D

    sharlxo.blogspot.com

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  71. Eeeeep Happy Blogiversary! I love your Blog so much:) Keep it up!

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  72. Happy birthday llymlrs!

    Love your blog & how down to earth and friendly you seem in your video

    <3

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  73. I've read your blog for a couple of months now & love your style but weren't sure of your personality & I can honestly say after watching your video how pleased I am that you're so down to earth & lovely!!

    Good luck with the next two years :)

    Lois xx

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  74. hey Lily been following your blog for ages now...but not actually a blogger. i think its fab! and you keep on top of it so well! iv just started a blog and have no direction with it at all at the moment but hope i can post a bit more intersting things :) keep it up love your style :) jodie x http://jodie-hannah.blogspot.com/

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  75. Lily, i read your blog EVERY day. (:
    i wish i could meet you on day,
    you should do a post about confidence and stuff that would be great! I want to start a blog but i just need a push and half of the confidence you have.

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  76. Aaah congrats on 2 years Lily (: Blogging is a weird thing in my eyes, definitely get what ya mean about visitors not being relative to comments etc. I don't understand the blogging world at all, but heeeey, I'm 'appy so who cares? So weird to think about blogging from an outside perspective. Hope you're all good lovely! Lovesss xx

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  77. Love the vid, don't worry about offending anyone with what you were trying to say - it's just your own personal view on it! :)
    I do feel kinda weird explaining a fashion blog to someone who doesnt blog, it's sort of somehow like they don't really get it - but now theres soo many people who blog out there! everyday i love finding new blogs to read it's great.
    ahh i proper want the naked palette too ive seen reviews eeevverrywhere :) congrats on two years! :)

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  78. Happy 2nd B/Day ^U^
    Many more to come !!!

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  79. You have the cutest little voice ever, and perfect skin! Congrats on the two years & let there be many more! ;)

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  80. happy two year blog birthday lily, you are so down to earth and seem like a real person as opposed to just a 'face' or a clothes rack!! fab video and keep up the great work with your amazing blog xo

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  81. you're just too lovely and sweet! congrats on your blog & all you've accomplished!

    loved the video :)

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  82. Happy 2 years to LLYMLRS! I've been following your blog from the start(ish) and I always knew you'd get far. You are fabulous and don't you forget it! <33

    PS
    I love the ramblings. Lol. I imagine I'd do the same if I ever did one of these! (;

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  83. happy 2 year birthday to LLYMLRS!
    congrats also :)

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  84. 100th commenter!!! =D
    Anyways, congrats! I had finals, so thats why I'm late...
    You are so REAL and sweet and awesome, it's a pleasure to read your blog!
    <3 Bellesme

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  85. oh my gosh you're so sweet and it was really nice to see a video commemorating the birthday. your personality and writing is one of the reasons you're in my favorite reads :) thanks for all the blogging lily and happy blog bday!

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  86. I remember following you at around 600 followers. You had posted an outfit on the What I Wore This Summer or something blog and I think that's where a lot of people came about your blog too! Your blog is wonderful, it's one of my top inspiration blogs. You're very down-to-earth! I find fashion blogs are a great territory for finding bloggers who seem stand-off-ish because they post in such a "professional" manner with photoshoot-esque outfit photos etc. With you, your blog is much more realistic and you always give off a welcoming gesture which doesn't push away people's comments or tweets. I much prefer your blog over those top fashion blogs!!
    Hope I made sense....I'm a bit of a rambler >;| Good luck with everything Lily.
    xx

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  87. Happy blog birthday! I think so many people can get the wrong idea about you for whatever reason so I hope this video makes them realise youre down to earth. I hope your blog continues to be everything you want it to be!

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  88. Loved the video! Congrats!

    I started following you early 2010, after coming across your moleskine drawings on flickr; I would really love it as a blog reader if you maybe posted more of your sketches and graphic design projects on here...I think it would be really interesting to see the non-fashiony side of you if you get me? (sound like taaj from come fly with me...)

    Anywho, congrats again, :) x

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  89. aww lily, that was inspirational :) keep up the blogging, even if you have a baby bump haha! love monica,xxx
    http://helloomonica.blogspot.com/

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  90. Happy birthday LLYMLRS!
    Amazing video. It's so amazing and overwhelming to be even a tiny part of the blogging community!
    Congratuations, Lily!!

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  91. I know what you mean about not commenting (although I do comment on blogs quite a bit), sometimes I don't really feel like I need to share my opinion if you know what I mean. It's not significant, especially on youtube I feel like people dont acknowledge it.

    Really nice video :) x

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  92. You're a star! Congrats pretty lady :) Love how you just be yourself. Everyone could learn a lot from you. Beautiful xx

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  93. well done lily! i love your blog it is my favourite and i always go to your posts first when i see them! congratulations on your blog, you deserve every follower you get (: xxx

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  94. Your blog was the first one I ever read, when I was googling how to do ombre hair. And now I have my own blog! So thanks and happy birthday!!

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  95. Congrats! Happy Birthday Blog!
    Your video was perfect :)

    strawberrycreamssapphiredreams.blogspot.com

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  96. Your blog is probably one of the biggest i follow but you are definately one of the nicest as well. Its so nice to hear how much you respect your followers and appreciate every one of us. Your video is so natural, you should do more :) x

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  97. I've always loved reading your blog so I'm really proud that you've reached 2 years. Your outfits are always such an inspiration and I definitely get what you mean about style being subjective. Your writing style also inspires me a lot too.. I'd rather babble on in a sincere way than write two cryptic words in a bid to be all mysterious and stuff! Can't wait to see what your blog'll become in the future but for now I was just wondering where the 'five to follow' section went in your sunday portrait posts? I used to love finding new blogs I'm sure I wouldn't stumble upon myself :) xxx

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  98. Big Congrats! Your paragraph underneath the video gave me the need to clap and applaud such a lovely speech!

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  99. happy blog birthday Lily. You deserve all your success and more. x

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  100. Listening/watching a video of you has made me feel like I know you more as a person now, rather than just a girl with a blog I follow :) you're so beautiful and it's nice to know you started off in the same position most of us did when first getting a blog :)

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  101. Awww this is so sweet! Your voice is higher than I imagined it, even though I've watched your videos before lol still surprises me. It's not a bad thing, not like weird high. Just higher than what I had in my head. Ah never mind lol. Great post, happy birthday llymlrs x

    Natalie | Just a Thought

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  102. this was so unbelievably helpful! my blog is nearly 10 months old and I adore it and aspire for it to thrive soon :)

    http://rubyccino.blogspot.com

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  103. Lovely to hear your blog story! It is always really interesting to hear how and why people get into things.

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  104. You are too cute! that vieo was very sweet and it s nice to know more about you and how you got to where you are today. I would love to be in your shoes right now, that is where i want to be! I would love if you could take a look at my new blogspot, http://kaurelina.blogspot.com/
    i look at your blog everyday and get so much inspiration from it, so i figured i may as well let you know i am 'lurking' too :)

    -Amy

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  105. Happy second birthday I'm so proud of your blog :) . Wishing you more luck and success in the years to come.

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  106. All of you bloggers from the first two LOOK Show blogging comps inspired me to have a go at my own (thank you!).
    This video is such a nice way to share things with your readers. Good luck for the next two years and more. Lar xx

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  107. You make me really want to start my own blog:D

    Congratulations on being 1 llymlrs!

    Also I emailed you about how you started your online shop and would love a reply because it's something I would love to get into myself:D

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  108. Happy blog birthday! im well jel! ive been blogging for 6 months and only have 19 followers :| but i carry on doing what i love :)<3

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  109. Congrats on the blog being 2. Happy birthday to llymlrs!

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  110. i loved this video and how honest you were in it. it's cool that you aren't big headed about being a famous blogger, really nice to see. must get tiring of trying to convince everyone that you're completely normal, haha! x

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  111. Happy B-day to your Blog ;))))

    Kisses
    from Milan
    Giulia
    www.thesmileybow.blogspot.com

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  112. Congrats on the bday!!! I love your blog, the things you write are really inspirational. I think you have your feet in the ground.
    It's nice to hear your story, we just started our blog and your words are somehow inspirational, this blog thing in Argentina is no so popular..
    Wish the best for you!
    fashiontryo.blogspot.com

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  113. love this little video. I have an odd interest in hearing the voice that goes with the face...haha weird. not to creep you out with that comment - ....DON'T get embarrassed!

    love xxx

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  114. Aw I remember your posts with the typography and I bought something you drew on Etsy, I like your art but I'm pleased blogging about style has been positive for you :)

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